Dell Inspiron 6400 E1505 Palmrest Touchpad Assembly Removal and Installation


In this Dell laptop tutorial we are going to show you how to install and replace the Palmrest Touchpad Assembly on your Dell Inspiron 6400 / E1505 laptop. These installation instructions have be made into 10 easy to follow printable steps. We have also create a video tutorial that shows you how to install your Dell Inspiron 6400 / E1505 Palmrest Touchpad Assembly.

Before you begin

Please take the time read the following safety guildlines when working on static sensitive electrical componets.
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Tools needed for this laptop repair

  • 1 x small phillips head screw driver
  • 1 x small plastic scribe

Video tutorial repair manual

Installation and Removal Instructions
Dell Inspiron 6400 / E1505 Palmrest Touchpad Assembly

On the bottom of the laptop, slide the battery latch to the right and lift the battery out.

Step 1

  • On the bottom of the laptop, slide the battery latch to the right and lift the battery out.

Using a screw driver slide the optical drive out of the laptop.

Step 2

  • Remove the 2.5mm x 8mm screw.
  • Using a screw driver slide the optical drive out of the laptop.
Using a screw driver slide the optical drive out of the laptop. Remove the 2.5mm x 8mm screw.

On the back of the laptop remove the (2) 2.5mm x 8mm Hinge screws.

Step 3

  • On the bottom of the laptop remove the (13) 2.5mm x 8mm bottom base screws.
  • On the back of the laptop remove the (2) 2.5mm x 8mm Hinge screws.
On the back of the laptop remove the (2) 2.5mm x 8mm Hinge screws. On the bottom of the laptop remove the (13) 2.5mm x 8mm bottom base screws.

On the right side of the power button, place a flat head screw driver into the slot and carefully pry up the power button cover.

Step 4

  • Open the laptop display as far as possible.
  • On the right side of the power button, place a flat head screw driver into the slot and carefully pry up the power button cover.

Carefully lift the keyboard up and place it onto the LCD screen to reveal the keyboard cable connection.

Step 5

  • Remove the (2) 2.5mm x 5mm screws.
  • Carefully lift the keyboard up and place it onto the LCD screen to reveal the keyboard cable connection.

Pivot the keyboard cable latch up and remove the cable.

Step 6

  • Pivot the keyboard cable latch up and remove the cable.

Unplug the wireless antenna cables.

Step 7

  • Unplug the wireless antenna cables.

Unplug the LCD cable.

Step 8

  • Loosen the LCD cable ground screw.
  • Unplug the LCD cable.
Unplug the LCD cable. Loosen the LCD cable ground screw.

Remove the (2) 2.5mm x 5mm hinge screws.

Step 9

  • Loosen the LCD cable and antenna wires from the routing channels.
  • Remove the (2) 2.5mm x 5mm hinge screws.
  • Lift the display assembly from the laptop base.
Remove the (2) 2.5mm x 5mm hinge screws. Lift the display assembly from the laptop base.

Unplug the touch pad cable and the stand by switch.

Step 10

  • Loosen the palm rest captive screw. It is attached to the palm rest so you will not be able to fully remove it.
  • Unplug the touch pad cable and the stand by switch.
  • Carefully unsnap the palm rest from the laptop base.


Unplug the touch pad cable and the stand by switch. Carefully unsnap the palm rest from the laptop base.

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